This is an example of how dental sealants benefit you.
The tooth brush bristles cannot get into the deep grooves on top of the teeth.
The tops of the molars and bicuspids often have these deep grooves where bacteria can trap.
A dental sealant is a thin liquid resin that flows into these grooves and is hardened with a curing light and is very effective in preventing bacteria and food from getting into these grooves. They are easy and painless to place and require no shots or drilling.
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